Undercover sting leads to drug bust in Kirkwood

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by Carlos Otero / KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:42 PM

(KMOV) – Police in Kirkwood have charged an Olivette man after discovering nearly one-third of a pound of marijuana during a sting operation.

Girma Abozen, 20, was charged on August 14, 2013 with intent to distribute a controlled substance according to the Kirkwood Police Department.

Kirkwood police said after discovering a suspicious package, officers conducted an undercover sting operation resulting in the arrest of Abozen in early January, 2013.

According to authorities, officers set up a controlled delivery to the Kirkwood residence located on the 9500 block of Laguna in Olivette.

Abozen was pulled over a short time later and a police K-9 unit alerted officers to a backpack in the vehicle.  Police discovered 139 grams of marijuana inside the backpack.

Abozen was released from jail on August 28, 2013 after posting 10 percent of a $7,500 bond.

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